N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.5 - Behavior management procedure manual

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The facility shall develop a behavior management procedure manual which describes treatment modalities for individuals manifesting behavior problems.
1. Where a behavior management plan is indicated, such plan shall be approved by the IDT and shall be incorporated in the IHP, prior to implementation.
(b) To receive authorization to implement behavior management plans using aversive techniques, the facility shall submit its behavior management procedure manual to the Office of the Director, for review by a committee appointed by the Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities for approval. Approval shall be based upon the requirements contained in this chapter.
(c) After approval of the facility's behavior management procedure manual, subsequent approvals for each behavior management plan shall comply with the following:
1. Level I and Level II techniques shall have received approval of the individual's IDT;
2. In addition to approval of the individual's IDT, the plan for use of Level III techniques shall receive prior review and approval of the Behavior Management Committee, the Human Rights Committee, the chief executive officer (CEO), and medical certification from a physician;
3. If a behavior management program employs techniques on more than one level of aversiveness, the approval procedures applied shall be those for the most aversive level; and
4. Individually prescribed programs using aversive techniques shall require complete annual review and approval. Implementation of the current program may continue during the approval process.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-7.5

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